These Animals Know What’s Up
We’ve all seen the memes, but I still had to include these sassy lassies on my list. After mating, female dragonflies will crash to the ground and fake their deaths to avoid other creepy males. I can relate.
The stakes are high for these guys. Not all females eat the head of their mates, but it does happen 13-28% of the time. Why? If the female believes his nutritional value is greater than his life, it’s off with his head.
Like the Praying Mantis, black widow females are notorious for killing their wannabe mates if she’s not feeling it. Think that would make other males hesitant about trying their luck? Wrong. The smell of a dead competitor actually acts as a motivator for other dudes. Logic.
TBH, I’m not sure where this post come from, but, hey, the more you know.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5